'''Cornell University''' ( ) is an American Private university|private Ivy League
and federal Land-grant university|land-grant doctoral university
located in Ithaca, New York
. Founded in 1865 by Ezra Cornell
and Andrew Dickson White
, the university was intended to teach and make contributions in all fields of knowledge—from the classics
to the science
s, and from the theoretical to the applied. These ideals, unconventional for the time, are captured in Cornell's motto, a popular 1865 Ezra Cornell quotation: "I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study."
The university is broadly organized into seven Undergraduate education|undergraduate
colleges and seven graduate school|graduate
divisions at its main Ithaca campus, with each college and division defining its own admission standards and academic programs in near autonomy. The university also...